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Dec 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
nation, and save us from self-inflicted wounds. >> the clock is ticking towards the new year's midnight hour when tax hikes and budget cuts swoop ground the fiscal cliff. the two senate leaders, harry reid and mitch mcconnell are working on a stop-gap bill. >> at some point it appears there are things that stop us from moving forward. i hope we're not there, but we're getting real close. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done but i need a dance partner. >> the legislation would prevent tax increase for roughly 98% of american workers, extend unemployment benefits set to expire for some two million people, and prevent a huge cut in payments to medicare doctors. >> we should go ahead and introduce legs that would make sure middle class taxes stay where they are and should be an up or down vote. >> a deal won't necessarily pass congress by monday night. if it doesn't, virtually everybody's income taxes will go up. the average family would pay an extra $3,462 in 2014. and farm programs would expire, potentially doubling the price of milk, and if congress doesn't pass new bi
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
. ryan seacrest is helping us ring in the new year. your new year's party starts this morning,en only on "good morning america." >>> and good morning, america. the new year, of course, has already begun on the other side of the world. but out here in times square, we have a crowd. there you see the celebrations in auckland, new zealand. just before we came on the air, but outside, we have a crowd getting ready for more than a couple of hours. we get ready to say happy new year. to 2012 13. george, robin, josh, sam, and lara are all off. we're so glad to welcome dan abrams, ron claiborne and rachel smith. >>> we have a big news cycle happening on this last did of 2012. not only the fiscal cliff, but secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. we'll get to that in just a moment. a diagnosis of a blood clot. but some questions still remaining. >>> we have some weather stories, including the latest on this horrific tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it was packed full of tourists. and it skidded off the road, leaving nine dead, many more injured. >>> and the live sho
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 3:00am PST
man winter reminding us what time of year it is. a large part of the nation will ring in the new year with temperatures below freezing. >> we wouldn't know anything about that because it is hot as -- >> in the studio you mean. >> yes. >> maybe it's warm because i have my new slippers on that rob got me. >> that's not fair. >> you can put them in the microwave. >> really? >> yes. >>> but if warm, sunny skies are more your style, pasadena is the place to be. we'll take you behind the scenes of the annual rose parade to see how an army of volunteers build the majestic floats that smell so good. >> pasadena is more my style this time of year. >>> we begin with hillary clinton. the 65-year-old secretary of state is in a new york hospital suffering from a blood clot. >> a spokesman would not say where that clot is located but said clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants and will remain in the hospital for the next 48 hours so the doctors can monitor the medication. abc's deirdre bryant has more. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hosp
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
newspaper out of london reports that apple is building a device using a chip some blew tooth technology. it's claimed the watch would feature a 1.5-inch touch screen and include siri. the device could launch within the next six months. >> if you happen to receive a new tab lt. computer or smartphone this holiday season you can be connected to 'abc-7 news all the time. you can downtown load our alarm app to all your phones and our abc-7 news app is also available. >> ten office thousands on the streets of pasadena and millions more around the country will ring in the new year with the 124th null tournament of roses parade. for the first time ever a couple will be married while riding in the parade. the man and woman from virginia, won a national contest to be the lucky couple on the love float, and for the first time in six years, disney has a float entered in the parade. the 125-foot long float has 45 moving parts. >>> you can watch the tournament of roses parade new year's morning at 8:00 a.m. right here on abc-7 and abc-7 news sports anchor mike shumann is heading to pasadena to cover
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
. abc7 news reporter lilian kim shows us the damage. >> it was quiet in their funeral chapel. a memorial service was just getting underway. he is one of the funeral directors. >> we are about to start a celebration of life for one of our clients. and all of a sudden we heard a loud rumbling sound. >> that rumbling noise was the sound of a 1974 chevy nova crashing into the building and wiping out the front lobby. the 16-year-old driver and his passenger was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and so was a man attending the service. he suffered a broken leg. concord police say all was the result of what appears to have been two 16-year-olds racing. >> the preliminary reports from witnesses suggest there were two cars involved possibly in a speed contest down clayton road with one losing control and ending up in the building behind me. >> those in the funeral home say it could have been worse. most of the people have made their way past the lobby and into the chapel except a few employees who came very close to getting hurt. >> we were in the lobby literally five feet when the car c
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
set to go up for just about every american. tahman bradley joins us from washington with more on the stalemate. tahman? >> reporter: john and paula, good morning. tension is growing here in washington, after weekend talks failed to lead to a deal. if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff. talks continue but this morning, there is still no deal. >> we'll have further announcements, perhaps, at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> reporter: republicans and democrats negotiated all weekend, with the hope of passing legislation to protect most people from a massive tax hike. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up that would hurt our economy badly. >> reporter: there was optimism about deal over the weekend, when the republican leader in the senate, mitch mcconnell, made an offer. that ended when harry reid said he could not present a counterproposal. in a hail mary, mcconnell phoned for help. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could help jump start the negotiations on his side. i
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 4:30am PST
and president obama will be fighting about the debt next year. republicans wanting to use the debt ceiling as a bargaining tool. we might be back again seeing a fight like this next year. >> tahman bradley, thank you. >>> minimum wage workers in san francisco are getting a raise in the new year. the minimum wage is increasing from $10.24 to $10.55. in;a(j 2003 voters approved ordinance tying minimum wage to inflation in the bay area compensation has gone up every year since, except between 2009 and 2010. san francisco has the highest minimum wage in the country. >>> if you are a homeowner here in california you will get foreclosure protection from a new law. providing homeowners with a single point of contact if they want loans modified. lenders will be banned from foreclosing while evaluating a request. homeowners can sue lenders who violate the new law. >> january 1st, plastic bags will no longer be available at stores in alameda county. stores will charge at least 10 cents for paper, plastic or produce -- plastic bags for produce will still be free. >>> 49ers' players and fans w
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
used a vodka bottle to thwart a stick up. cameras caught the confrontation between the clerk and suspect robber told the clerk he a gun and demanded cash. the clerk complied and handed him the money, moments lateryño, another clerk bashed the robber on the head with the vodka bottle. the suspect ran and was later caught by police. authorities said the robber was cut up and bloodied when he was apprehended. >>> still ahead, calling it quits. longtime north bay area kong -- north bay congresswoman stepping -- congresswoman is stepping down after 20 years in the house. ♪ ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ >>> music proves to be good medicine for former president george h.w. bush. the good news from his doctors about his lengthy hospital stay. >>> plus, michael finney gives resolution to stay fit a >>> welcome back. let's break down this last day of 2012. good morning, frosty areas especially inland through 7:00, 32 there upper 30s to loxzit 40s for the coast around the bay. upper 40s noon high clouds and sunshine, dry this afternoon. temperatures in the 50s tonight have a
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
on this sunday night, great to have you with us. we begin with the developing story from washington. those 11th hour talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. this evening here after they came to a halt, the vice president has been called in, now playing a central role. but time is running out. just tonight and tomorrow left. and if no agreement, taxes will go up for all americans. in fact, the average american family would see a tax increase of more than $3,400. as congress convened, even the senate chaplain praying to avoid what the president first called "self-inflicted wounds." let's bring in jon karl. he's been at his post every step of the way. the source has told you the vice president has been called in on this. >> reporter: that's right. i'm told the vice president is now playing a direct role in these negotiations, trying to get to a deal, a last-minute deal, a key player in the final hours. president obama set off the high-stakes weekend scramble friday night, imploring congressional leaders to take action immediately. >> the american people are not going to have any patience for
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00am PST
marzullo, abc7 news. >>> a lot of us worried about our wallets. one item that won't fall off the cliff is milk. committees agreed to one year extension of the farm bill. committee approval is a good indication the full congress will follow even though the bill hasn't reached the floor. if the extension is not ok'd, the price of milk could double by next month. >>> in san jose police investigating the city's 46 homicide of the year. police responded to reports of a man with a gun on lewis road and wall street, east of highway 87 in south san jose. when officers arrived they found a man who had been shot to death. the investigation is in the early stages. a news crew is on the scene more details as soon as they become available. >> skwhraoping right now, a judge has just reduced detail for the san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident. 23-year-old gina eunice was just arraigned on felony vehicular manslaughter, dui and hit-and-run this is last week. police say she hit four pedestrians at twin peaks lookout december 13th. one victim thrown down
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
gathered to console maldonado for the loss of her daughter and her parents. she told us she has no warning a fire has started and she didn't hear any alarms. the families were joined by their family with the rosary. all three died in a fire that destroyed the second floor apartment on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who responded. two other people were taken to a local hospital as was a san jose police officer who suffered smoke inhalation after rescuing a resident. this man who declined to give his name lived below the apartment. he came by to get what he could salvage. he says he and his girlfriend woke up to screa
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
congress to call for the withdrawal of troops from iraq. >>> mike joining us with the forecast and so much more. >> are you that hungry? >> i wanted to show folks that mike brought in these-f-bíóutááz cookies. >> beautiful and delicious. >> what a way to end the year. >> the diet starts in 24 hours. >> give or take. >> we'll be fighting people to get on the months, ties day, wednesday. >> exactly >> enjoy, hope they are good. sorry i didn't bring any milk. nice to see when people -- look john is coming in, yes john there's plenty. you can take more than one if you would like. >> pepper minute. >> yeah and sugar cookie, interesting. -- >> taking one for the kids too. >>> good morning take in all the sunshine and dry weather into the afternoon maybe that will spread a little cheer your way. quiet out there the storm comes from the north, or the south, covered right now quiet, just updated temperatures, santa rosa, concord livermore all at 31, mid to upper 30s redwood city, mountain view, san jose and los gatos, 40s, fremont, oakland, san francisco and half moon bay low to mid 40s there.
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